BR Public Relations co-founder Diane Blackman is a high-powered executive with more than 20 years of experience in public relations, promotion, consumer marketing, and branding. As the president and founder of her own PR agency, D.L. Blackman, & Co. she brings a comprehensive knowledge and expertise that have made her a sought after commodity by a broad spectrum of industry leaders. She consistently outperforms the competition in launching companies, products and brands and often achieves complete saturation.
Blackman’s media coups include turning Madame Tussauds wax museum into one of New York’s top tourist attractions, transforming Dîner en Blanc into the hottest viral pop up event in the world, introducing Loews Cineplex Entertainment’s experimental movie-ticket service Fandango and making it a national sensation and repositioning the educational website Africana.com for a multimillion dollar sale to Time Warner.
Blackman has also worked in a variety of public relations capacities with responsibilities for overall media planning, branding, program and artist promotion, and publicity campaign strategy. As East Coast Director for Mahoney Wasserman Communications, she represented clients ranging from the city of Palm Springs and the Hilton Hotel chain to powerful talent agencies, production companies and entertainment figures. She promoted high profile events such as The Who’s 25th Anniversary Tour and Atlantic Records’ 40th Anniversary Concert at Madison Square Garden; represented a host of musicians and celebrities, including Keith Richards, U2, and Ellen DeGeneres; and planned and executed numerous television programming campaigns.